September – Critical Raw Materials Update

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“It’s hard to argue against cynics: They always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side.”

– Molly Ivins, Wonkette.com
 

Product News

Adipic Acid: 25 Kg., 500 Kg. and 1,000 Kg. Bags (In Stock and Available Now!)

Ammonium Bromide: 25 Kg. Bags in Stock and Immediately Available

Bio- Succinic Acid: 2,000 lb. supersacks and 25 Kg. Bags Available Now!

Dicyandiamide: 25 Kg. Bags and 2,000 lb. supersacks available now!

Epoxidized Soy Bean Oil: TCC offers bulk trucks, drums and totes to North America.

GPO DiOctyl Terephthalate (DOTP): TCC offers bulk trucks of GPO DOTP to North America. Product is in stock and available now.

Malic Acid: 25 Kg. Bags in Stock and Available Now!

Maleic Anhydride: 25 Kg. bags of USA produced briquettes available now.

NatureFlexx 509: Phthalate Free General Purpose Plasticizer. Available in Bulk, Totes (2200 lbs.) and Drums. (Totes in stock and immediately avail.)

Plasticizers: Branched plasticizers DINP, DOTP, DOP, DOA, TOTM, and linear DUP, 911P, L9P, 810 trimelliate. In stock and immediately available.

Tetrabromo Phthalic Anhydride (TBPA): 1,000 Kg bags in stock and available now!

Vestinol 9 DINP: TCC offers bulk trucks and split loads (w/ eso or dop) of DINP to North America.

Urea: Technical Prilled, Feed Grade and DEF grade in bulk rail and pneumatic, 2,000 lb. sacks and 25 Kg. bags.
 
 

Critical Raw Materials Markets

Check the real-time commodities tracker at thechemco.com for up to the minute info.Raw Material Trends Legend
 
Benzene: U.S. benzene contracts for September settled down to US$4.69/ gallon from US$5.06/ gallon in August. June 2014 had the highest U.S. contract price of $5.28/ gallon but pricing has steadily declined. –

n-Butane: Normal Butane prices are trading in the mid US$1.20’s per gallon. \

Ethylene: U.S. Contract Price for July settled up $.0175 to $.495/ lb. Spot ethylene is trading in the low $.70’s/ lb. June settled at US$.4775/ lb. up $.0075/ lb. from May. +

Natural Gas: Natural gas pricing trended lower from Mid June and through July, stabilizing through August and into Septemer. October NYMEX gas settled at $3.823/ mmbtu on September 11th. This was a marginal increase from the week before. Current NYMEX pricing is trading near US$4.058/ mmbtu. \ GasChart9-14

Oil: WTI crude continues its slow downward trend with a slight, recent rebound. Beginning in late June WTI has steadily moved lower. Current pricing is trending near $93/ bbl.

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Orthoxylene: September contract pricing shed $.04/ lb. to US$.56/ lb. –

Propylene: September contract pricing settled flat. Pricing will roll over from August. Chemical grade will remain at $.71/ lb. and Polymer grade at $.725/ lb. \